In Memory of

Emilie Ann Wozniak

October 1, 1939 - September 30, 2023


Emilie Ann Wozniak, 83, of Sarasota, FL and Lee’s Summit, MO, died Saturday, September 30, 2023 at home in Lee’s Summit, MO. She passed just one day prior to her 84th Birthday. Wake and funeral services will be held at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 3736 S Lee’s Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055. Wake will be held Sunday, Oct 8 from Noon to 2PM. Funeral will be held Monday, Oct 9 at 11AM. Father James Healy and Father Jim Taranto will officiate the service. Luncheon to follow at the church. Burial of ashes will be at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 12178 Crosswoods School Dr, Pilot Grove, MO 65276 on Mon, Oct 9 at 4:30PM. Dinner at Isle of Capri in Boonville, MO to follow the burial.

Emilie Ann Wozniak was born October 1, 1939 in Pilot Grove, MO, the daughter of Clemence Henry Twenter and Mary Isabelle Twenter Kempf. She graduated from Sts Peter and Paul Catholic High School in Boonville, MO and moved to the city (Kansas City) shortly thereafter, living with several friends, but didn’t even have her drivers license. While obtaining her drivers license she failed the parallel parking portion of the test when the instructor told her, “Now let’s go Park.” She interpreted the instruction incorrectly thinking he wanted to go park/kiss. She resided in Kansas City, Independence and Lee’s Summit, MO most of her life, with the last 20+ years in Sarasota, FL and Lee’s Summit, MO.

She married Walter Wozniak (born October 21, 1934) on November 10, 1962 in Kansas City, MO. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Renee Ann Amey (Paul) and Angela Wozniak Minor (Andy), and one son, Gregory John Wozniak (Stephanie), all of Lake Winnebago, MO. Emilie was one of ten siblings. Surviving siblings: Ronald Joseph Twenter, John Henry Twenter, Martha Twenter Revene, Cornelius Leonard Twenter, and Charles Xaiver Twenter. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Nicholas Isaiah Amey, Alexandria Emilie Amey, Jacob Paul Amey, Samantha Margaret Amey, Austin Walker Minor, Anastasia Maria Minor, Thomas John Wozniak, Daniel Walter Wozniak and Gabriella June Wozniak, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Emilie had a flare for color and an eye for design, working for many years at JC Penny and Dunbar Interiors as a decorator/interior designer, helping clients reimagine their home’s decor to fit their own unique personality. As her children grew and left the nest she became more involved in the choir at St. Mark’s Catholic Church. She also liked to gather with her friends and family for card games or a day on the lake pontooning at Lakewood, reminiscing about all the good times as well as what event they could plan next. She was the Social Chair for their group of friends. She volunteered at the local Thrift store in her later years and loved to purchase and give away treasures she would uncover. Emilie was an avid walker and loved to exercise (yoga, water aerobics, stationary bike, etc.). Almost every trip to the Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota would include a long walk on the beach. Friends would also join her walking the 4.2 miles around the Lakewood West Lake, or in the basement of their Lakewood home for a session with Jane Fonda on VHS. Her heart ran at marathon pace both literally and figuratively for her family and friends until her very last breath.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation ( or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (


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We will be with you in spirit as your celebrate the life of your Mother and for you Walt.
What amazing memories and fun times we all had together and we know she is truly a star in heaven. From all our family in Hawaii, Colorado, and Virginia, we send special blessings and peace to all of you.

Annie Laurie & Mason

Missing my dear best friend, I pray god keeps you safe now…we shared many unforgettable memories!! The card games, trips to every Art show we could find & Mahjjong, our favorite
Rest in peace now

I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Emilies passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to yinz all

Very sad news. Wonderful woman very very talented with decorating. We had great time with helping me with my home. Of course we had no money in those days Catholic schools took a hunk but she made us feel like she could help us and she did just that for all her clients
As you know she loved all of you very very much. Jim and I are praying for all of you

The Kilp’s. Jim Mary joe Jamie Debbie jimmy and Michael

Angie, so sorry for your loss. May you be able to hold all the best memories of her close to your heart. God bless and comfort you and your family!

Condolences to the family and friends of Cousin Emily at this very difficulti time. Fondly remembered are times spent with all at the family reunions over the many years each including the welcoming smile and sparkle of Emily. Special prayers will be said for Emily and family at Sunday Mass and as I wind my way over to that Mass at St. Michael In Old Town through streets filled with Chicago Marathon runners. Walt, I know how much this race meant to the two of you as brave and enthusiastic participants over the years..
Thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Dearest Angie,
I think I had the pleasure of meeting your lovely mom at your house one time. You’ve been so fortunate having her for 84 years. God bless and hold you all tightly in his arms.

Yes, I remember Emilie from our Family Reunions at the Community Building in Pilot Grove. Mo. Her older sister Norma Jean and I were very good friends in High School.
Her Dad drove our School Bus and he was always so much fun. I would bring Holy Communion to her brother and sister-in-law when they were in Katy Manor. My husband, Roger J, Twenter Sr., was Emilie’s first cousin. I knew many of her cousins. I am so sorry to hear about her death. May her soul and the souls of all the Faithful Departed rest in Peace. Amen.


Sunday, October 8, 2023
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Catholic Church
3736 S. Lee's Summit Road
Independence, MO 64055


Monday, October 9, 2023
11:00 a.m.
St. Mark's Catholic Church
3736 S. Lee's Summit Road
Independence, MO 64055